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Format of Play
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Player Level for Ratings

 

Novice Division (Level 7 Tournament Players)

Players have little or no prior tennis experience.  These players should not have played in any tournaments except Novice level tournaments and should not have any ranking or points prior to the start of the season.

 

Intermediate Division (Level 6 Tournament Players)

Players can have some tennis experience.  These players have participated in the league but should not have extensive tournament experience and should have not played in Open level junior tournaments.

 

Advanced Division (Level 1-5 Tournament Players)

Players have extensive tennis and tournament experience.  These players would usually participate in Open level tournaments.

 

FORMAT OF PLAY
 

 

8U RedBall

Teams may include any combination of boys and/or girls (gender blind), but must have at least six (6) players registered. Every player must play a

match.  Every match will be played with a modified ball. This group will not qualify for a Sectional Championship playoff. Red Balls will be used for this Novice League

 

8U Novice RedBall Court Dimensions 

The court will use the service lines only as boundries for the baseline. There are no lines added for a shorten width when playing singles or doubles. The width will be 27 feet for singles and 36 feet for doubles. Therefore you will use the service line to be the baseline thus making a 36 foot court.

The net will be lowered by using the net strap and moving it over to the left or right of the center. The net strap will be at an angle for play.


• 2 Singles
• 2 Doubles
• 6 game set. No-Ad Scoring. At 5-5, next game wins as we will not play a tiebreaker in this division to make it easy on all.

 

Serving: 1st serve tried overhead in x-court box. 2nd serve is drop and hit tried for x-court. 3rd serve (if needed) drop and hit "anywhere" in the court (singles for singles and doubles for doubles).

10U Orange Ball

Teams may include any combination of boys and/or girls (gender blind), but must have at least six (6) players registered. Every player must play a

match. Every match will be played with a modified ball. This group will qualify for a Sectional Championship playoff. Orange Balls will be used for this Novice League with lines to shorten court.

 

10U Orange Ball Court Dimensions and Racket Details  

Any length of racket is allowed for team tennis play including Orange Ball. One can play with a 27 inch, 26 inch, 25 inch etc. Racket length cannot exceed normal USTA guidelines of 29 inches. The court will have four lines in all added. Two lines will create the 60 foot court which will act as each baseline. Two more lines will need to run from baseline to baseline while acting as the singles side lines. These new side singles lines are in from the white singles sidelines.

Here are the dimensions:

Singles Lines

60 foot court from baseline to baseline.

21 foot court from sideline to sideline.

or

18 meters from baseline to baseline.

6.5 meters from sideline to sideline.

Basically take the baseline 9 feet back from the service line on each side. 

Then take the singles sidelines in 2 feet and 9 inches in from the singles line on each side.

Doubles Lines

Same sidelines as the full court though bring the baselines so that it is a 60 foot court (9 feet back from the service line on each side).


• 2 Singles
• 2 Doubles
• Best 2 out of 3 sets. 4 games per set. At 3-3, next game wins. In the event of a 3rd set, tie-breaker to 7 points. No-Ad Scoring.

 

When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score as 1-0 to indicate who won the  7 point tie-breaker; not the actual 3rd set tie-breaker score

• Serving: A player can serve both serves overhead (regular) or just serve the first serve overhead. Both must be in the box. A player can also choose to attempt the first serve over head while needing to be hit into the service box and then the second serve (if first serve is missed) can be hit in a drop-and-hit fashion in which it only needs to go crosscourt. When serving the second serve as a drop-and-hit, the serve cannot go into the doubles alley at all (both singles and doubles).
• Players MUST play in order of strength. If players are equal then coaches can move players around to singles and doubles.
• Genderless with no mandatory number of girls or boys on a team

NEW Spring 2014: Coaching for the 10 and under Novice is allowed. For example one can help with the scoring, positioning, correct side to return serve and more. No Coaching is allowed during a point.

10U Green-Dot Ball

Teams may include any combination of boys and/or girls (gender blind), but must have at least six (6) players registered to qualify for Sectional Championships. An individual player must complete a minimum of no less than three (3) matches to qualify for Sectional Championships. One match may be an onsite default. Team matches will consist of:
• 2 Singles
• 2 Doubles
• Best 2 out of 3 sets. 4 games per set. At 3-3, next game wins. In the event of a 3rd set, tie-breaker to 7 points. Regular Scoring.

 

When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score as 1-0 to indicate who won the  7 point tie-breaker; not the actual 3rd set tie-breaker score
• Players MUST play in order of strength. If players are equal then coaches can move players around to singles and doubles
• Genderless with no mandatory number of girls or boys on a team


14U-12U Level 7 Tournament Players

Teams may include any combination of boys an/or girls (gender blind). Novice teams do not have a Sectional Playoff. Team matches will consist of:
• 2 Singles
• 2 Doubles
• Best 2 out of 3 sets. 4 games per set. At 3-3, next game wins. In the event of a 3rd set, tie-breaker to 7 points. Regular Scoring.

 

When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score as 1-0 to indicate who won the  7 point tie-breaker; not the actual 3rd set tie-breaker score


• Players MUST play in order of strength. If players are equal then coaches can move players around to singles and doubles
• Teams are genderless with no mandatory number of girls or boys on a team


14U-12U Level 6 Tournament Players

Teams may include any combination of boys and/or girls (gender blind), but must have at least six (6) players registered to qualify for Sectional Championships. An individual player must complete a minimum of no less than three (3) matches to qualify for Sectional Championships. One match may be an onsite default. Team matches will consist of:
• 2 Singles
• 2 Doubles

 

• 2 out of 3 sets, No-Ad Scoring. Tiebreak at 5 games all and super tiebreak for the 3rd set. Super tiebreaker will be first to 10 points, win by 2. When placing the  3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score, such as 1-0 or 0-1 to indicate who won the 10 point tie-breaker; not the actual 3rd set tie-breaker score
• Tiebreak at 5 all and input all Tie-Break Scores as 6-5 instead of 7-6 in tennis link.

• Players MUST play in order of strength. If players are equal then coaches can move players around to singles and doubles

• Teams are genderless with no mandatory number of girls or boys on a team


14U-12U Level 1-5 Tournament Players

Teams may include any combination of boys and/or girls, but must have at least six (6) players registered to qualify for Sectional Championships. An individual player must complete a minimum of no less than three (3) matches to qualify for Sectional Championships. One match may be an onsite default. Team matches will consist of:
• 2 Singles
• 2 Doubles
• 2 out of 3 sets, no-ad scoring. Tiebreak at 5 games all and super tiebreak for the 3rd set. Super tiebreaker will be first to 10 points, win by 2. When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score, such as 1-0 or 0-1 to indicate who won the 10 point tie-breaker; not the actual 3rd set tie-breaker score
Tiebreak at 5 all and input all Tie-Break Scores as 6-5 instead of 7-6 in tennis link.


18U 2.9 Level 1-5, Level 6 and 7 Tournament Players

Team must consist of at least six 6 girls (Spring) or 6 boys (Fall). To qualify for Sectional Championships, each player must complete a minimum of no less than three (3) matches during a season. One match may be an onsite default. Team matches will consist of:
• 2 Singles
• 2 Doubles
• 2 out of 3 sets, no-ad. 10-point tiebreaker for the 3rd set.
• When placing the 3rd set tie-breaker score, please place in the score, such as 1-0 or 0-1 to indicate who won the 10 point tie-breaker; not the actual 3rd set tie-breaker score
• Tiebreak at 5 all and input all Tie-Break Scores as 6-5 instead of 7-6 in tennis link.
• Boys in the Fall; Girls in the Spring

NO PLAYER PLAYING ON A HIGHSCHOOL TEAM (VARSITY OR JUNIOR VARSITY) CAN PLAY DURING THE SAME SEASON OF THEIR TEAM AND TEAM TENNIS.

IN OTHER WORDS IF YOU ARE ON A HIGH SCHOOL TEAM IN THE FALL, YOU CANNOT PLAY ON A TEAM TENNIS TEAM IN THE FALL. SAME IS TRUE OF SPRING SEASON.

 

 

 

 

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